Male Glazier installs a new double-glazed window in an aluminium window frame

Glazier

Glaziers measure, cut, finish, fit and install flat glass and mirrors.

Overview

Glaziers measure, cut, finish, fit and install flat glass and mirrors.

Day-to-day

  • determining type and dimensions of glass required
  • laying glass over patterns on padded tables and in jigs
  • measuring and marking glass for cutting
  • examining glass and marking defective areas
  • cutting along patterns and templates
  • breaking off sheets and excess glass with notched tools and glass pliers
  • installing glass and mirrors in windows, skylights, display cases, interior walls and ceilings
  • smoothing rough edges using belt sanders and smoothing wheels
  • may coat, cut, etch, trim and treat glass to achieve special effects.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

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$1,050 / week
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Strong
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Glazier

  • You can work as a Glazier without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in glass and glazing is usually required. This course is often completed as part of an apprenticeship.

    Take a Certificate III in Automotive Glazing Technology

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